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An artisan giving final touches to an idol of Goddess Durga in Tezpur on Monday. – UB Photos
27 new cases push Mizoram's COVID-19 tally to 2,280
AIZAWL, Oct 20: Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,280 on Tuesday as 27 more people, including a seven-year-old boy, tested positive for the infection, a health official said. ...

238 new cases push Arunachal's COVID-19 tally to 13,643
ITANAGAR, Oct 20: Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 caseload rose to 13,643 on Tuesday as 238 more people, including 10 Army jawans and four health personnel, tested positive for the infection, a senior health official said. ...

Kolkata Police to distribute masks during Durga Puja
KOLKATA, Oct 20: Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma urged the people to strictly follow COVID-19 safety protocols during the festive season. ...

Man stabbed after argument over defecating in open
NEW DELHI, Oct 20: A man stabbed his neighbour in the chest with a knife on Monday after an argument over a six-year-old boy defecating in the open in southeast Delhi, police said. ...

Threats to bomb Bengaluru court, police office over Sandalwood drugs & riots probes
BENGALURU, Oct 20: Two separate letters threatening to plant bombs in the city court as well as in the Bengaluru police's office to eliminate people who are probing the Sandalwood drugs case as well as the Bengaluru riots case were received by police ...

IMA scam: K'taka govt suspends 3 police officers
BENGALURU, Oct 20: Two days after the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) filed additional chargesheet against five police officers allegedly involved in multi-crore IMA ponzi scam, Karnataka police suspended three of the five police officers. ...

Putin says Russia supports stronger UN role in world affairs
MOSCOW, Oct 20: As one of the founding countries of the United Nations, Russia consistently advocates strengthening the organisation's central role in addressing global affairs, President Vladimir Putin said. ...

US COVID-19 deaths top 220,000: Johns Hopkins University
NEW YORK, Oct 20: US COVID-19 deaths surpassed 220,000, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. ...

Delhi Police constable imparting education to slum kids
NEW DELHI, Oct 20: Concerned about the education of poor children, Delhi Police constable Than Singh has set up a school in a temple behind the Red Fort. He starts his classes at 5 in the evening after he finishes his duty. ...

Police given free hand to curb corruption: CM
GUWAHATI, Oct 19 - Police has been given free hand to take stern action against anyone found to be involved in corruption in any department and in recruitments. There will be no political interference in the process of investigations, asserted Chief ...

Ex-FCI officials held in Rs 5-cr rice scam
GUWAHATI, Oct 19 - The BIEO today arrested the then General Manager (Region) of FCI Lakheswar Saikia and two other former FCI employees in connection with a multi-crore rupee scam in which 111 truckloads of rice worth around Rs 5 crore were pilfered. ...

Eminent economist Dr Jayanta Madhab passes away
GUWAHATI, Oct 19 - Eminent economist and a former Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Dr Jayanta Madhab breathed his last at a city hospital late last night. He was 91 and is survived by his wife besides a host of relatives. According to family ...

CM apprises PM on Mizoram border issue
GUWAHATI, Oct 19 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over phone of the latest situation on the Assam-Mizoram border. ...

All barren land in Sikkim to be converted into cultivable patches
GANGTOK, Oct 19 - Minister for Agriculture and Horticulture departments, Lok Nath Sharma convened a press conference at his chamber in order to highlight various incentives, policies and initiatives of the State Government under the Agriculture and H ...

‘2021 polls 2nd war of Independence for Assam’
GUWAHATI, Oct 19 - The 2021 Assembly elections will be a ‘second war of Independence’ for Assam, the Congress said today. ...

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